2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
MR Waiver Revisions (language only)

Item 319 #28h

Item 319 #28h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 319, line 21, after "SS." insert "1."
Page 319, after line 28, insert:
In the development of its new home- and community-based waiver for mental retardation services, the
Department of Medical Assistance Services
shall continue to use community services boards as the single point of entry into the publicly funded system of community-based mental retardation services.  Virginia's new mental retardation waiver to be submitted to the Health Care Financing Administration shall continue to solely designate community services boards as both care coordinators and case managers for all mental retardation services.  Community services boards may contract for case management as currently permitted in the Code of Virginia.  Community services boards shall also continue to remain as direct service choice for consumers and families."

(This amendment adds language which continues the current role of community services boards in coordinating care, managing cases, and providing direct mental retardation services in revisions to the mental retardation waiver.)